- This study was sponsored by the vaccine manufacturer, Wyeth-Lederle.
- Administering this vaccine at two, four, and six months means giving
infants a total of five, four, and four shots, respectively. Is
this going to be acceptable to parents? How can the current immunization
schedule be shuffled around safely to decrease the number of shots to
an acceptable number at each visit?
S, Shinefield H, Fireman B, et al., and the Northern California Kaiser
Permanente Vaccine Study Center Group. Efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity
of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children. Pediatric
Infectious Disease Journal, 2000; 19:187-95.